How will you celebrate this Chinese New Year? From candies and artsy traditional cakes to seafood dinner and Jamie Oliver's new Asian menu in Hong Kong, we've got you covered. Greet the year of the Monkey in style with this year's Foodie Chinese New Year top list.
Grab a “Box of Togetherness” from Grassroots PantryBox of Togetherness from Grassroots Pantry
The talented pastry chefs from Grassroots Pantry have put together a healthy collection of every Hong Kong kid's favourite candies with a twist that even the grown-ups will enjoy; things like homemade rabbit milk candy, candied dehydrated lotus root chips and raw walnut sugar cookies.
Receive Luck and Prosperity From Shanghai Lo
Shanghai Lo Assorted Delicacies
Shanghai Lo is an ideal spot for families given the array of seafood; especially the crab and other seasonal Cantonese dishes. Specialties include their "assorted delicacies" that feature bean curd skin rolls with black truffle and mushroom, Wuxi crispy eel, jellyfish in spring onion oil, marinated chicken with Huadiao wine and crispy crab cakes with mashed potato, all intended to bring joy and prosperity to diners for the year ahead.
Price: 10-12 course menu for 12 starts from $4,888 ; Set menu for 4 starts from $988
Website / Tel: 3125 3232
Open Hours: Mon - Sun 11:30 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:30
Experience Chinese New Year with Jamie Oliver
Chinese New Year Menu at Jamie’s Italian
This Chinese New Year, celebrated chef Jamie Oliver is introducing a never-seen-before Asian menu to his Hong Kong restaurants from 5-13th February. The all-inclusive three-course menu will showcase roasted sweet potato & quinoa salad, crispy duck & squash salad, creamy black rice pudding among others. Last but not least, diners who order the CNY menu will receive “Lai See” (red pockets), in both Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui restaurants as a welcome gift.
Jamie’s Italian (Causeway Bay)
Price: 3 courses for 2 at $888
Website / Tel: 3958 2222
Open Hours: Mon-Fri 12:00-23:00 ; Sat-Sun 11:00-23:00
Have a Monkey Feast at Ping Pong 129 Gintoneria
Dinner by Sook and Teakha
In honour of the beloved Monkey, owner of Sook (Mina Park) is collaborating with three inspiring ladies, chef of Teakha (Nana Chan), stylist and photographer (Samantha Wong) and calligrapher and designer (Beverly Wong) to deliver a feast of classic Chinese and Korean New Year dishes for a fusion of art, culture, food and design.
Ping Pong 129 Gintoneria
Price $800 per guest plus a welcome drink
Website / Tel: 9158 1584
Date: 16-17th February 2016, 7:30PM
Pick Up a Chinese New Year Cake at Duddell's Featuring Barney Cheng 's Designs
CNY Cakes by Duddell's and Designed by Barney Cheng
This year's Duddell's limited edition Chinese New Year cakes have been designed by HK couturier Barney Cheng, who has been named one of the '25 Influential Chinese in Global Fashion' to design their boxes. The box features a charming CNY themed monkey and peach with layered laser cut designs.
Monkey Around at Honi Honi
To Celebrate the year of the Monkey, Honi Honi have created "Monkey Business" cocktails with a blend of fresh ingredients with a exquisite Aged Golden Rum from the Caribbean. Start your New Year off with some serious monkey business for luck and fortune.
Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge
3F Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central
Website / Tel: 2353 0885